Strong, Tender, Confident and No, I Don’t Have a Flat Stomach Yet

I have spent many years getting to know and appreciate myself as a strong, confident but tender woman who may never have a perfectly flat stomach. Having entered my fifth decade with a fair amount of denial, I developed and now live by the motto “I will grow old gratefully, but not gracefully.” In-other-words, I have decided not to passively accept the aging process, and in doing so, am in the best physical shape of my life. No, not beauty queen/calendar perfect, but healthy and accepting of my physical flaws. This is the attitude I hope to leave as a legacy in the heart of every young woman I know: my daughters, neices, friends, etc. I’m passionate about it. I’m passionate about other things, as well, which is probably why I write. I must write. I ache to write. After seven years, I am just finishing my first full-length book. This is a very exciting time for me. Well, gotta go. My time on the library computer is almost up.

Written two years ago.

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